In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

-Erich Fromm
Erich Fromm

Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.

Erich Fromm
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Erich Fromm

I believe that if an individual is not on the path to transcending his society and seeing in what way it furthers or impedes the development of human potential, he cannot enter into intimate contact with his humanity.

Erich Fromm
Once they are through the process of education, most people lose the capacity of wondering, of being surprised. They feel they ought to know everything, and hence that it is a sign of ignorance to be surprised or puzzled by anything.
Erich Fromm

Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. Erich F

Erich Fromm
If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I? Erich From
Erich Fromm

Education is helping the child realise his potentialities.

Erich Fromm
The right to express our thoughts means something only if we are able to have thoughts of our own
Erich Fromm

Many psychiatrists and psychologists refuse to entertain the idea that society as a whole may be lacking in sanity. They hold that the problem of mental health in a society is only that of the number of 'unadjusted' individuals, and not of a possible unadjustment of the culture itself.

Erich Fromm
The two most far-reaching critical theories at the beginning of the latest phase of industrial society were those of Marx and Freud. Marx showed the moving powers and the conflicts in the social-historical process. Freud aimed at the critical uncovering of the inner conflicts. Both worked for the liberation of man, even though Marx's concept was more comprehensive and less time-bound than Freud's.